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"We were creating a developer tool using three different languages: Delphi for the user-interface, C for the system-level stuff, and Synergy/DE for the glue. User requirements forced us to create our own message-box API. With all the hand-shaking between layers, someone confused the definitions for the bit values for what buttons to include on the message box. On the first run, we tried a delete confirmation. This is the message we received."

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